The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) chairman Wafula Chebukati dismisses reports that one million names of registered voters have been removed from the Commission’s register.
Chebukati assured no data has been lost in the voter register saying the vote in question is for those who requested transfers.
“The commission assures Kenyans that their data is intact. That the ongoing process is to ensure we have a clean register before the election. Let’s not talk about one million names missing, there is no such thing,” he stated.
“The one million names we are talking about are for those who applied for transfers and we are undergoing the process of ensuring the proper transfers are affected,” he said.
Deputy President William Ruto had raised concerns that voters from his stronghold had their names missing in the official register.
In a meeting with the European Commission, Ruto warned that there were deliberate attempts to remove the names of his supporters from the register.
“We are intending to write to the IEBC on this matter and get details on how a million names disappeared from the register. It’s dangerous when public officials chest thump saying the deep state will manipulate the elections,” Ruto said.
Chebukati, however, urged Kenyans to desist peddling rumours about the voter register saying the voters’ register will be ready by June 9.
“All the talks about the register should await the gazettement of the register, publication and sharing of the register. The ongoing process is to ensure we have a clean register,” he said.